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Inga Maurer

Senior PartnerChicago

Member of our Automotive & Assembly, Operations, and Private Equity Practices; advises clients on an array of issues, including strategy and performance transformation

Inga Maurer first became involved with McKinsey over a decade ago and is currently based in our Chicago office. She focuses on strategy and a broad range of operations topics for automotive and diversified industrial companies, including strategy and holistic performance transformation. Examples of her recent client work include:

  • leading a comprehensive material cost transformation for a global tier-1 automotive supplier to capture commercial cost opportunities through fact- and clean-sheet-based negotiations, as well as technical opportunities via design-to-value assessments and competitive teardown workshops
  • assessing growth opportunities for a major global commercial truck OEM with the Association of Southeastern Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China;
  • conducting a detailed market assessment across key countries, identifying potential partnerships, and sizing their value creation opportunities
  • developing an end-to-end performance transformation for the dealerships of a leading North American automotive OEM, resulting in 50% gross profit improvements and increased service attachment rates
  • assessing online-offline customer journeys for a leading North American automotive OEM and identifying opportunities to increase lead conversions from the website to the dealership
  • redesigning the manufacturing footprint of a leading global truck OEM, resulting in a significantly advantaged cost position, enabling a 10% increase in market share

While earning her MBA at Harvard Business School, Inga was a member of a diverse array of storied campus organizations and societies, such as the Venture Capital & Private Equity Club, the Alpha Fund, the Turnaround Club, and the Automotive Club. She is also proficient in German and French.

Published work

Winning in the European automotive industry: A micromarket approach,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

Going small to go big: Micromarkets in US auto retail and aftermarket,” McKinsey & Company, July 2023

Meeting the needs of younger boat and recreational-vehicle buyers,” McKinsey & Company, April 2023

The Titanium Economy: Emerging stronger in the face of disruption,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

The Titanium Economy: Capturing opportunities in the energy transition,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

The Titanium Economy: How to overcome the challenge of filling high-quality jobs,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

The Titanium Economy: An introduction,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

The future of sales and service for off-highway-equipment dealers,” McKinsey & Company, July 2022

A turning point for US auto dealers: The unstoppable electric car,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

How the automotive industry is accelerating out of the turn,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2021


Harvard Business School

University of Mannheim
M. Economics